Today’s episode is about Economy Hall, an organization founded in the 1800s to create and preserve a society for free men of color. It became so much more than that, including a hotbed of a new form of American music known as jazz.

To help us dive into the topic, I’m joined by the author of the book named Economy Hall, Fatima Shaik. Once you've listened to our discussion, order a copy of Economy Hall online or stop by the Historic New Orleans Collection during your next visit.